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Clare, Emily, Sarah, Casey, Mia. Forest Grove Elementary Students, BC.
25
Nov

Forest Grove Elementary, BC is a Farm to School Month Canada 2016 Winner!

Forest Grove Elementary won the grant for: Connecting students to local food producers such as farmers, gardeners, chefs, bakers, cheese makers etc. A value of $1500. Congratulations! Their Farm to School Month Story: From Oct 3 to October 7th, 2016, Forest Grove Elementary participated in a number of seed to table experiences. The Kindergarten and Gr....
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St. Bonaventure's College, NL.
25
Nov

St. Bonaventure’s College, NL is a Farm to School Month Canada 2016 Winner!

St. Bonaventure’s College won the grant for: Engaging students in growing, cooking or preserving local foods at school. A value of $1500. Congratulations! Their Farm to School Month Story: Thanksgiving is a time of year that brings family and friends together. It knits a community, however loosely, to a sense of the season. And nothing...
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03
Oct

Roots to Harvest, Farm to School Month

Exciting things are happening on the northern shore of Lake Superior at Westgate high school in Thunder Bay. A cafeteria makeover began on August 30th this year, when the Get Fresh Café opened its doors to the students. The vision of the new café is to prepare fresh and from scratch flavourful food to promote...
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16
Mar

Garden Supplies Fresh Food for Cafeteria – Carihi Mirror

“I want a garden where my students can go out and learn about where their food comes from.” That was part of teacher Jessica Mann’s goal when she started her Carihi garden initiative. Mann teaches the cafeteria program at Carihi, as well as the baking class, and she runs the school’s Gardening Club. The garden...
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Reconnecting with Indigenous culture through local foods
13
Oct

Reconnecting with our Culture Through Local Foods

Beyond connecting with local farms and farmers, Haida Gwaii schools are incorporating hunting, gathering, foraging, gardening and greenhouses into their schools’ food supply. This idea emerged naturally in a place where wild foods are so plentiful and the culture of feasting and sharing food is central to the island culture. This remote archipelago along the...
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13
Oct

Health Authority Staff Help Students get Dirty to Grow Interest in Healthy Food

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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Food for Thought
09
Apr

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a great example of how many of the food-related programs commonly found in Vancouver’s schools- from gardening, to cooking, to healthy eating- can be combined to give students a garden-to-plate look at an essential topic.   Published on Jan 9, 2013 Vancouver School Board
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Not your typical cooking class
24
Feb

Not Your Typical Cooking Class

It’s not just cupcake and muffin lessons. Canadian students are making tortillas, canning the harvest, milking goats, and deboning chickens!   These skills are being taught by teachers who are part of a growing group of educators who are shaping student learning by connecting kids with local foods and farmers.  Their passion and commitment is...
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Harvesting Potatoes at Bernice MacNaughton High School, Moncton NB / Récolte de pommes de terre, école secondaire Bernice MacNaughton, Moncton, N.-B.
21
Oct

Farm to School New Brunswick Launches In Good Company

Photo: Potato Harvet at Bernice MacNaughton High School in Moncton NB When Rachel Schofield Martin first took on the job of running her school’s cafeteria, one of her biggest challenges was distribution. She had the approval of her administration, the support of her school board, and the cooperation of her cook. She even had farmers...
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Little Chefs learning the joys of cooking
19
Aug

Little Chefs Learning the Joys of Cooking

Little Chefs program helping local children develop healthy cooking skills and nutrition literacy. Source: Kawartha Lakes This Week Journalist: Catherine Whitnall Date: 08.15.14 Click here to see the full article.
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